2017 Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 98 WA 98 JL 97 TWI 97 WE 95 DC 94 JD 94 WS 94
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, January 2020

Quite the bottle here! Spices, such as nutmeg and cinnamon, as well as dried meat and plums with cedar and sandalwood. Full body. Deep and dense in the center palate and a long, long finish. Shows finesse and tightness...
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2020

(98+ points) Composed of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, yields for the grand vin in 2017 were 43 hectoliters per hectare, and it was aged in 60% new oak. It came in at an...
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2018

Quite dark in color, the wine is full bodied, concentrated, lushly textured and offers a serious depth of flavor. Power and elegance make a perfect pairing here. The glycerin filled finish coats your palate, leaving you...
TWI 97

The Wine Independent, December 2022

(97+ points) The 2017 Cos d’Estournel has a medium to deep garnet-purple color. It needs a little coaxing to reveal classic notes of cassis, ripe juicy plums, and cedar chest, followed by hints of tar, graphite, and bay...
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, March 2020

This impressive wine is structured yet well balanced by an attractive fruitiness that parallels the tannins and the smokiness from wood aging. The density of the palate is countered by fresh acidity that shines through...
DC 94

Decanter, November 2019

Had a few issues with brett on the first bottle of this, but tasted again (twice for reassurance) and this has an unmistakably rich ripeness to it. Successful polishing and rounding out of the tannins that works to...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, February 2020

The grand vin 2017 Chateau Cos D'Estournel checks in as 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and 1% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot brought up in 60% new French oak. It's a classic 2017 that shows the straight...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, March 2020

Bright and expressive, with an extroverted core of loganberry, plum and black cherry fruit racing to the fore, carried by a polished and sleek structure. Reveals a subtle mineral edge through the finish, with alluring...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Cos d'Estournel is a remarkable Bordeaux blend that showcases the elegance and power of the St Estephe region in Bordeaux, France. With a deep, dark color, this wine immediately captivates the senses. On the nose, enticing aromas of preserved plums, boysenberries, blackcurrant pastilles, and wild blueberries emerge, accompanied by subtle hints of Indian spices, menthol, lilacs, and mossy tree bark. This complex bouquet invites anticipation and promises a truly exceptional tasting experience.

On the palate, the 2017 Cos d'Estournel delivers a full-bodied and concentrated sensation that is both luxurious and textured. The wine displays a serious depth of flavor, with a perfect pairing of power and elegance. The glycerin-filled finish coats the palate, leaving a mélange of dark fruits that linger for almost 50 seconds, creating a truly memorable and satisfying experience.

Crafted from a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc, this wine achieves an alcohol content of 13% with a pH of 3.7. The grapes were harvested between September 12 and September 30, ensuring optimal ripeness and flavor development. It is worth noting that the Grand Vin was made from only 40% of the harvest, ensuring the highest quality and expression of the terroir.

Renowned wine critics have showered the 2017 Cos d'Estournel with high praise. Jeff Leve awarded it a score of 97, highlighting its concentration, depth of flavor, and lush texture. James Suckling awarded it a score of 98, praising its finesse, tightness, and long finish. Jeb Dunnuck gave it a score of 94, noting its classic style and balanced structure. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 98+, predicting it will age gracefully for at least 40 years.

This impressive wine has also received accolades from Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, and Wine Spectator, further solidifying its status as a standout Bordeaux. With its structure, balance, and aging potential, the 2017 Cos d'Estournel is a wine that demands attention and promises to be a true head-turner. It is recommended to cellar this wine for 5-7 years before enjoying its full potential.